Assyrian Captivity


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Allegories in the assyrian cativity - isaiah 7

Planted by the Waters

Jer 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 
Jer 17:8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. 
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 
Jer 17:10  I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Assyrian Captivity Prophesied

The Assyrian captivity was prophesied in Isaiah 7 - this was a message to King Ahaz however this had taken place later on during the rein of King Hoshea.
17The LORD will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since the day Ephraim separated from Judah—He will bring the king of Assyria.”18On that day the LORD will whistle to the flies at the farthest streams of the Nile and to the bees in the land of Assyria.
19And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines and clefts of the rocks, in all the thorn bushes and watering holes.
The Lord whistles and brings the flies from the streams of the Nile and the bees from the land of Assyria. 

The Allegory of the flies and the bees that settle in the land

The flies represented the ally Egypt - Israel put her trust in Egypt but did not place her trust in the Lord and did not arm her faith in Christ. The flies come and settle in the land and represent how the Holy Spirit will expose those places in our lives where we are not relying on the Lord - we may have placed our faith in something other than the Lord Himself. The bees from Assyria represent a different law - the framework of this law undermines the power of Christ - it could be a framework that undermines the path of the Lord's destination, it may bring a limitation or may not honor righteous boundaries. Bees are administrators collecting the nectar from flower to flower demonstrating a highly organised workmanship in building the hive with hexagonal shaped cells to harvest the honey. The bees represent an administration anointing, and settle in the land to expose false structures in ones life, raising the bar of what is the framework of life in Christ.

The Land - The steep ravines and cleft of the rock

Ravines can be very steep - the steep ravines represent a place of debt - the debt can be relational, financial or health areas in ones life. The debt may flood ones soul into a place of unbelief and despair, anxiety - but the Lord will breathe into these places to bring intimacy back to His fold, He will ignite people back to the renewal. Debt can cause one to demand something from others, it may cause someone to rely on other means, means that are not intimate to the Lord's working -like a reliance upon Egypt but God would have the flock to rely upon His Name and be led by His power. At the cleft of the rock Moses came to know the Lord's Name. He had seen the beautiful countenance of the Lord's face but now the Lord was not going to face Moses and Moses would see Him from behind as He passed by pronouncing His Name "The Lord, The Lord" the Lord reminded Moses of His goodness and He was going to realign again the time for the commands to be written on the tablets. Exo 34:5  And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 
Exo 34:6  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, 

The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 
Exo 34:7  Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

At the cleft of the rock one is connected back to the Name of the Lord - A trust and reliance on Him.

The Land -  The thornbushes and watering holes

At the watering holes one may delight in another's company and have sweet fellowship in fact the water holes are the place of sweet fellowship but then all of a sudden there are thornbushes a place of disorder and offence,  a very destabilizing place in ones disposition, immaturity - this is the thornbush eventually broken fellowship may follow.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?          Psalm 101: 7 No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.
Interpretations outside of scripture is a breeding place of immaturity and deceit. We must abide and delight in the scriptures.We have spoken about the symbolism of the bees, how they represent the framework of Jesus. His framework will dispel the thornbushes. The precepts of the Lord are holy. Sometimes we need to draw a line and stand on the Fathers precept. We have to mark our boundary for our identity and life in Jesus. We need to walk under the Lamp of Christ and walk under His revelation to see through.

The Abiding Presence of the Lord.

I saw a land like clay and the Lord's glory mist was coming to settle in that land - that land became healed. It was a picture of the Father's glory residing in hearts releasing His glory into their life. The Holy Spirit had awoken a land to be an abiding place for God. God had marked His servants to be a resting place abiding in Him.  

Pattern for Prayer 


 You may like to use this as a pattern for intercession in praying for others.

Apply the blood of Jesus into the steep place of the ravine.

Pray for faith and unity to His Name and character.

Pray that the Lord's precept be encountered.